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Week 1 vs. PHI
Receiving: 5 / 30 / 1 on 7 targets
Driver caught five of his seven targets on the day but not one of them went for more than seven yards. That was good enough in Week 1 to produce a victory for the Packers. Driver snared a short pass of just six yards in the Red Zone for his first touchdown of the year as he just kept the ball from hitting the turf. Driver should remain a solid fantasy WR value, especially in PPR leagues.
Week 2 vs. BUF
Receiving: 4 / 38 / 1 on 5 targets
The venerable vet was given multiple short receptions that he turned into decent gains with strong running after the catch, and he scored with a nice route to the side of the end zone and impeccable timing with Aaron Rodgers. Driver's WR3 value is intact for yet another year.
Week 3 vs. CHI
Receiving: 9 / 61 / 0 on 11 targets
Every time Rodgers needed 5 yards on 3rd down he found Driver for 6 or 7 and moved the sticks. His yards per catch were not spectacular but what he did in terms of real NFL skills was move the sticks for Green Bay. Driver makes his living between the numbers in the middle of the field many times out of the slot. You never see Driver run a 4 yard pattern when the Packers need 5, instead he makes sure he gets beyond the 5 yards before turning around and catching the ball. He does all the little things during the game that are so critical for success. His box score does not do him justice. And the defensive backs were trying to hit him with everything they had and he just kept getting up. On the Packers 1st possession of the 4th quarter on a 2nd and 2 from the Chicago 41, Rodgers found Driver on a short pattern to the right and Driver leaped up and caught the football and was hammered on the way down and still he caught the ball, absorbed the hit, and got right back up then took off for the huddle. A lot of wide receivers would have laid there for a minute but not Driver, he didn't have time to think about it. In PPR leagues, he was more valuable last night but he still is the #1 WR option for the Packers right now.
Week 4 vs. DET
Receiving: 3 / 89 / 1 on 3 targets
Driver had a good game according to the stat box, but much of his production was due to luck. His TD reception was a blown play where he ran the wrong route but was in better position to make the TD catch instead of Jermichael Finley. Late in the second quarter, Rodgers was scrambling for his life when the pocket collapsed. The defensive coverage broke down and Rodgers chucked the ball deep down the middle of the field. Driver found himself wide open and made a nice 48 yard reception. He had one other catch later in the game when the Packers were running out the clock. He took a short pass, and danced around the defense to get the first down and keep the clock and the chains moving.
Week 5 vs. WAS
Receiving: 4 / 58 / 0 on 8 targets
Driver had four solid catches in this game, and four key dropped passes, including one late in the third quarter that could have given the Packers a bigger lead going into the fourth quarter. Driver was open on a sideline route, and Rodgers hit him on a perfect pass deep in Washington territory. Unfortunately, he dropped the ball and the Packers had to settle for a field goal. Crosby missed the kick and Packers went into the fourth quarter only up by 10 points. Driver caught a couple short sideline passes in the fourth quarter but was not really able to contribute anything when the game was on the line. His biggest play was a great pass down the middle of the field early in the third quarter. Driver caught a great pass for a 20 yard gain as he was going to the ground. But Washington didn't touch him, and he popped back up and sprinted downfield for another 14 yard gain. It set up the final FG of the game for Green Bay.
Week 6 vs. MIA
Receiving: 3 / 31 / 0 on 5 targets
Driver took a back seat to Greg Jennings in this one. He was not targeted often, but when he did get the chance, Driver was his usual dependable self.
Week 7 vs. MIN
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Driver's 133-game catch streak came to an end as he was clearly hurting in this one. It's hard to trust him in your lineups until he proves that he's 100% and over this quad injury.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 3 targets
Driver, who was held without a catch on the day, reinjured his quadriceps injury during the first half of the contest and did not return. At the moment, it's currently unclear if he'll return next week but the fact that the Packers have a bye in Week 10 can only mean good things for Driver owners.
Week 11 vs. MIN
Receiving: 4 / 31 / 0 on 7 targets
Driver started the game and made a short reception in the first quarter; this proved to be a rarity, as Rodgers did not complete another pass to a wideout until the next quarter. He couldn't quite handle the next pass thrown to him, an absolute bullet that was just slightly behind him. Driver showed that he's still got a good burst of speed to go along with his sure hands, when he caught a quick hitch pass and turned it into a 10 yard gain before anyone could blink. He provided a much needed spark with a great effort to get to the first down marker after a short catch on third down. The Packers offense at this point was playing sluggishly on the whole, seemingly content with a 24-3 lead; after the catch they put the game away with another touchdown. While Jennings (with his 3rd TD of the game) gets all the glory, Driver provided the spark they needed.
Week 12 vs. ATL
Receiving: 2 / 26 / 0 on 3 targets
Donald Driver may not have the speed he used to have, but he still knows where to be for his quarterback. Driver's best catch was on a skinny post route as he dove low to the artificial turf for the catch. His role in this passing game appears to be diminishing.
Week 13 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 73 / 1 on 8 targets
Putting it together at just the right time. Driver seems to be back all the way from an injury he suffered and has hampered him greatly the past 4-6 weeks. Green Bay is in the thick of a division race that many thought they would not be so look for a lot of stats form this passing game which is their strength over the next several weeks. Green Bay cannot afford to take their foot off the gas right now and putting the ball in Rodgers' hands is how they are going to attack most of this. Expect a very strong push from guys like Driver down the stretch.
Week 14 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 12 / 0 on 9 targets
Driver did not have a reception until halfway through the 3rd quarter. The entire Green Bay offense was off, even with Rodgers in the game, so Driver wasn't alone. His opportunities were few and far between, and when he was given a shot, the ball was way off the mark: first a chance on a deep ball, that was thrown too far off the sideline to be catchable, and later he was the intended receiver in the end zone as rookie Matt Flynn threw directly to a Lions linebacker.
Week 15 vs. NE
Receiving: 3 / 31 / 0 on 6 targets
Removing a breakout play or two this season Driver has seen a reduced role in the Green Bay offense all season, week 15 was another reminder of that. Early on he made a nice diving catch over the middle however he later dropped what would have been a sure 1st down. Flynn overthrew him on consecutive end zone targets in the 2nd quarter. In the end though it was another modest stat line for the great vet WR.
Week 16 vs. NYG
Receiving: 3 / 44 / 0 on 5 targets
Driver had a relatively quiet day compared to some of his teammates but made his presence known despite this. Driver two spectacular catches, including a mind boggling diving one handed catch over the middle from a bullet from Rodgers which is hard enough to catch with two hands. Driver also caught a big pass down the seam from Rodgers, showing he still has the speed to burn defenses that fall asleep when playing against him. Jennings was the go to guy on this day and the Packers spread the ball well which lead to Drivers somewhat modest production.
Week 17 vs. CHI
Receiving: 5 / 41 / 0 on 5 targets
Donald Driver can still get it done for this offense and although he has lost his blazing speed, he has enough veteran savvy to know how to break down a defensive back in the open field and come back to the football. Driver made a beautiful grab over the middle in the 3rd quarter to keep a drive alive. If Driver can keep this kind of performance up in the playoffs, the Packers could have a big say in the destination of the Lombardi Trophy.
Week 18 vs. PHI
Receiving: 5 / 56 / 0 on 7 targets
Driver was the most heavily used WR by Rodgers, as Rodgers went to him a number of times on quick, short passes and used his experience to quickly get open and help Rodgers quickly get rid of the ball due to the pass rush.
Week 19 vs. ATL
Receiving: 6 / 76 / 0 on 6 targets
Driver is the old man in this unit, but still had a big game. He caught two short passes over the middle, and took them both for 24 and 20 yards in the 2nd quarter. Driver might not have the speed of some of the other Packer WR's, but he still runs great routes and is very good with the ball in his hands, showcasing impressive strength and speed.
Week 20 vs. CHI
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 5 targets
Driver was a non-factor except for his poor effort on a ball that ended up being picked by Lance Briggs. The play was the first bit of momentum for the Bears and Driver also seemed to lollygag after the interception.
Week 21 vs. PIT
Driver caught a long pass on the game's first third-and-long for the Packers, but on his second catch he injured his leg and did not return.